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New York City Rent Comparison: What $1,550 Rents in NYC

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See what $1,550 gets you in NYC neighborhoods like Bushwick, the Upper East Side, and Washington Heights

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today, we're looking at apartments renting around $1,550.

↑ This Hamilton Heights studio, asking an even $1,550, is all about the location: It's situated right on Hamilton Terrace, one of the loveliest blocks in Manhattan. The apartment itself is on the building's ground floor, and comes with a renovated kitchen and plenty of closet space (but no pets are allowed).

↑ In Jackson Heights (yes, the listing says Sunnyside, but this is why you don't trust brokers), $1,550 will get you a studio apartment with basic, but nice, features—a kitchen that's offset from the rest of the apartment, decent closet space, and a living area that's separated from the other rooms by a small foyer.

↑ This Upper East Side studio may not be too sizable, but it's in a great location and the price—$1,550 per month—is right. The living space measures 12 feet by 20 feet, and could fit a bed and a couch; there's also laundry in the building.

↑ This Ditmas Park apartment is billed as both a one-bedroom and a "two-room studio," which most likely means you can sorta kinda make a bedroom if you stick a bookshelf in the middle of the room (as the current tenants have done). There's also an eat-in kitchen, and bike storage in the building.

↑ In Bushwick, this studio has some charming features—exposed brick, a newly renovated kitchen and bathroom—and has the benefit of being pet-friendly. It's located on the first floor of its building, but it also has no broker's fee, for $1,600/month.

↑ And finally, in Washington Heights, there's a "newly renovated gem" asking $1,550 per month. It's a bright one-bedroom with plenty of space, including a decent-sized bathroom and kitchen.